Chelsea strikers committed to future, Carroll to lead the line and Kuyt backs van Gaal for Anfield job
As the Premier League transfer rumour mill heats up, one man who has tried to distance himself from any further speculation is Fernando Torres.
The BBC reports that the former Liverpool man is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge after the Chelsea hierarchy assured him he would now be the Blues' main man upfront.
The striker, who scored 32 fantasy football points last season, will hope to prove critics wrong after an underwhelming first 18 months in West London.
Meanwhile, the Guardian reports that another Chelsea striker is keen to impress and fight for his place in the team.
Young Belgian Romelu Lukaku made only one appearance last season that yielded two Fantasy League points but has vowed to put his disappointments behind him and impress the fans.
Across West London, Joey Barton has found an unexpected ally in his fight against his 12-match ban.
The BBC reports that the PFA has come forward as an unlikely ally to support the QPR midfielder, who scored 15 fantasy football points last season in a bid to help his side avoid relegation.
One of Barton's former Newcastle team-mates is enjoying slightly better fortune at the moment, as Sky Sports revealed that Andy Carroll will be leading the front line for England in the absence of the suspended Wayne Rooney during the first two games of Euro 2012.
The Liverpool striker endured a largely disappointing season and scored only 16 fantasy football points but showed promising signs of a return to form in the final throes of the season.
Meanwhile, according to the Guardian , Carroll's team-mate Dirk Kuyt has given his backing to Louis van Gaal to take over the position of technical director at Anfield.
The Dutch midfielder scored 12 fantasy football points last season and has been linked with a move away from Merseyside to Hamburg but was determined to stress his support for his compatriot, stating that van Gaal's experience would be a major asset to the club.
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